Friday, May 14, 2010

A-Lab Forum: Repetition @ Crossing Art Gallery

Image: Megan Bisbee-Durlam

Participating Artists:
Paul Behnke
Megan Bisbee-Durlam
Helen Dennis
Oasa Du Verney
Kathleen Mallaney



QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development is pleased to announce the second installment of the A-Lab Forum, a series of monthly discussions designed as an opportunity for artists, working in various media, to present their previous works or works in progress, share their visions and ideas in relation to selected topics and concepts in the field of art production, collaboration, and critical thinking. Each forum consists of presentations by five artists, followed by a discussion period with the curator and attending audiences.  Participating artists are identified and selected by the curator / facilitator from a pull of entries for that month. The forums are open to the general public, and presenting artists are selected by invitation and through an open call.

A-Lab's second Forum focused on the idea of  “REPETITION”. Repeating oneself has been used as a concept in many forms of intellectual and humorous endeavors, from the start of mass production circa 1920 to South Park circa now. The arts have been no less fascinated with repetition as seen in Sol Lewitt’s drawings and Tara Donavan’s sculptures.  The reasons behind repeating an object, shape, material, or yourself is what we are looking to discover in this series of works.  All artists who submit works should consider why they are repeating themselves in art, or how they are repeating traditional formulation of art practice, and/or if art itself tends to be cyclical and repetitive. Facilitated by Juan Hinojosa.

Participating Artists:
Paul Behnke
Megan Bisbee-Durlam
Helen Dennis
Oasa Du Verney
Kathleen Mallaney


Location & Directions:
Crossing Art Gallery, 136-17 39th Avenue at Main Street, Flushing, NY.
7 train to Main Street Flushing. Walk one block on Main Street to 39th Ave (Opposite direction of the LIRR Overpass). Turn Right on 39th Ave & enter Queens Crossing (Large Glass Fa├žade with Blue & Pink Flowers). Take the stairs or elevator to the Ground Floor. Phone: 212-359-4333.

About A-Lab:
A-Lab is an artists’ collective initiated by New-media artist, Hector Canonge. From its inception in 2009, A-Lab's mission has been to promote and forge stronger collaborative projects for artists working and/or living in NYC. A-Lab is an independent initiative whose mission is to inform and assist artists in various aspects of their development. A-Lab's monthly meetings have been designed as a collaborative effort among artists to share resources, know-how, and experience to compete in the market place. In addition, A-Lab highly encourages and supports social activities to take place in local businesses and institutions in New York City. The convergence of the Arts and Community Building is another important component of the A-Lab as members can propose performances, shows, music gatherings, poetry readings, projections, public interventions, and more, in and around the various boroughs.


For more information contact:
 alab.forum@gmail.com

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